Got asked if id fancy a trip to a private stretch of the ribble,didnt need asking twice,so back out with the barbel gear,as if id put it away.We arrived at the river just as the light was fading,it was a warm evening ,well i thought it was,Chas an Lee didnt think so.we all spaced out about 100yrds apart.i decided to fish boilie and paste on one rod,and on the other with pellet paste and a p.v.a bag with crushed chain reactions.after a call from chas,we decided to go on a long walk up river,a nice area of gravel,looked real barbelly.As we were to set up,Lee phoned said he had a good fish,chas walked all the way back,which was really good of him,so i st up my two rods cast one across river and the other downstream.It seemed like forever before chas came back and Lee had a new PB 10.8,Well done mate.Chas moved down river,wasnt long now as i made a bag ,my right hand rod went,and soon a small barbel was netted.Rang chas and he,d had a small fish too.At midnight we packed up,made the long walk back ,and was home for 1-15am,tired,but at least not a blank.
Sunday, 21 October 2012
Well its that time of the year now,Pike Pike ,oh and More Pike/lol.Started off on the canal at first light.2 floats one armed with smelt,the other sardine.Wasnt long before the smelt float bobbed and sailed away.I kept leap frogging my way up and back down the canal,the bright sunshine wasnt helping,and i did get fed up with having to reel in on numerous occasions due to boat traffic.Packed up at 12-45 and headed for plan B,a water that i know holds a few pike and some good perch,on arrival there were 5 cars parked up .So drove off to plan c.set up in one swim for 30 mins,then moved camp,same set up sardine and smelt.Got the lure rod out and worked my way through various lures and spinners.I changed back to a lure and bang,big perch,my drag was set too lose and it headed for the bank and came off,gutted.wasnt long before my float bobbed on the smelt rod,hit it,the fish took line,wound down the spare line and the fish came off,felt good aswell.Decided to stay till the sun went down and had another take,a Jack,repeat capture from last yr.Had a good day and at least banked 2 fish...........................
Saturday, 13 October 2012
My new floats arrived today from sweeden made by Stefan Jarl and there awesome.I cant wait to use them.Theres a funny story behind the posting of these but i wont tell Stefan,honest,lol
Here,s the link to Stefan,s Blog,you can translate to english.http://thespecimenhunter.blogspot.se/http://thespecimenhunter.blogspot.se/
Thursday, 11 October 2012
I sent a letter in to the anglers mail in the Q&A section asking about cat fish rigs and they published a rig and i won a greys compact tackle box.